Dr. Foster Carr

General Practice
San Diego, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

450 W Laurel St., San Diego, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

UnitedHealthcare

SCAN Health Plan

Prudential Insurance Company of America

CIGNA Health Care

Medical Card System Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Foster Carr MD has nurtured his passion for the field of telemedicine since 1994, when he created the first portal for personalized medical services ( Telemedical.com ). Since then, he has translated his passion into building a primary care medical practice that incorporates all forms of in-person and electronic communication. Today, Dr Carr's practice is serving a patient base physically in Southern California as well as virtually across the United States and internationally. The primary principals of his healthcare services are based on joint patient-physician decision making and evidence based care. He promotes nutritive and herbal remedies in combination with regenerative, pharmaceutical, physical therapy, and surgical solutions. He is also a strong advocate for genetic profiling and other prevention activities that help assess disease risk and optimize patient health. Dr. Carr combines both high touch and high tech abilities. His medical informatics self-training is combined with strong problem solving skills and a genuine respect for all patients. His patients report that video visits with him are entertaining and enlightening. He holds a BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College and an MD from Stanford Medical School with 2 years of PhD training in Cancer Biology. His internal medicine internship was completed at Mount Zion/UC SAN FRANSISCO and a year of internal medicine residency was completed at UC SAN DIEGO. He has been a general practitioner since 1991 and communicates in English, Spanish and German. contacts: drcarr@telemedical.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Practice

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

216 Answers
654 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
5 to 6 inches: The average size in most studies is about 5 to 6 inches.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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General Practice 35 years experience
Never: Women do not have a prostate gland and thus do not get prostate cancer.
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
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Blood test: A blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen . It is used to screen for prostate cancer, monitor the progression of prostate can... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Cachexia: If your are severely underweight then you should see your doctor for a full medical evaluation. He or she will ask you about your eating habits to as... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
See list: Here is a partial list: oral and genital herpes/(herpes i and ii)... Chlamydia... Gonorrhea... Syphilis... Human pappilloma virus... Human immunodefic... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Stimulating vs block: Agonists are stimulators of receptors and antagonists are blockers of receptors.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Need more data: Cannot suggest possibilities without knowing if its cold or hot showers that relieve the pain, other signs and symptoms, medical history, and examinat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes: Frequently urinary tract infections can occur after sex due to the mechanical effects of intercourse on the urethra (tube that connects to the urinary... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Anus to genital line: The area of the body between the anus and the scrotum or vagina. It forms a line that midway between the legs.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Psychotherapy: Phobias are the technical name for fears and can be treated by psychotherapists.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Podiatry Shoe: Visit and podiatrist or orthopedist to check out your leg lengths and determine if a podiatry shoe may be helpful.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes and No: It can see a thickening of the stomach wall that suggests gastritis, it can see some large ulcers, and it can see signs in the esophagus that suggest... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Gums not teeth: The problem with excessive hydrogen peroxide is that it damages the gums around your teeth. It kills bacteria but also damages normal cell when used ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
See an orthopedist: If spinal xrays show early signs of kyphosis then one might benefit from using a posture corrector. It is also wise to rule out evidence of osteop... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Pharyngeal abscess?: Some pharyngeal and parapharyngeal abcesses require surgical drainage for adequate clearing. Was a culture performed prior to switching ? Your resp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Both problematic: Typing and handwriting are both problematic with dysgraphia. A trial test on both platforms might provide an answer but i would suggest considering... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Fluids and Rest: Modern science has not yet found a cure for the common cold. Symptom relief is possible with decongestants/antihistamines, chloraspetic for sore thr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes but not likely: Dizziness, ringing in the ears, and nausea are the the primary symptoms of meniere's disease. This disease is more common than aterio venous mal... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes: If there is active shedding of the virus in the vaginal area then infection can be transmitted during delivery. However, washing of the baby immedi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Not to my knowledge: There are medications that stimulate ovulation and medications that can pevent ovluation over the course of a month or more but I am not aware of... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Hemorrhoid(s) ?: I think the most likely cause of bright red blood with constipation would due to hemorrhoid related bleeding. Constipation can be due to a number of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Depends on database: The most commonly used disease diagnosis database in the us is the icd-9 code book. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_icd-9_codes for details.... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Satiation change: The efficacy of gastric bypass has been shown to decrease with time. There may be a correlation to the ghrelin / hunger related hormone level in the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Additional diseases: Comorbidity is either the presence of one or more diseases in addition to a primary disease.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Worrisome symptom: Chest pain radiating to the back or back pain radiating to the chest can be a symptom of a dissecting aortic aneurysm and should therefore be fully e... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Grab eyelashes: My method is to hold my eyelid open by grabbing a group of my eyelashes . It is probably not the best method but it works for me.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Diagnosis / treatmen: Pneumothorax is a diagnosis of air in the pleural space in which the lung resides. It is somethimes treated or prevented from re occuring by the proc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why a urine culture is negative but the nitrates and leukocytes are positive. 1. If your taking antibiotics then tha... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Possible connection: It is possible that there is a connection. If the nightmares are causing you distress then discuss the possibility of trying a different treatment wi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Reduce hr and bp: Atenolol reduces your blood pressure and heart rate. It is called a beta blocker and it blocks the beta adrenergic receptors that have an effect on ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Very rare: It is more common in cats and dogs than in humans. Do not have an exact percentage but very rare would mean less than 1 percent.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Start with History: I would start with a general medical history and history of your present fatigue problem. If you have not had general physical lab studies then the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Adhesion of membrane: Pleurodesis creates adhesion of the two opposing plueral membranes in the cavity that supports the lung.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Possible: Cortisone treatments can cause increased blood glucose levels which will cause increased urination and thirst.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Urinary blockage: One way it can cause increased blood pressure is from obstructing the flow of urine and causing the bladder to overextend. Overextension of the bladde... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Plan and pace: Plan your hiking in advance, determine how much you can handle in one hike, the amount of elevation, the terrain, and the distance. Also were comforta... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes: Presbyopia involves difficulty in seeing things nearby and develops with age . It can occur in someone that has myopia/nearsightedness it is treate... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Possible adrenaline: There is a circadian rhythm in your adrenaline output. Adrenaline rises in the morning and helps us get our day started. It is possible that you a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Maybe Overexertion: Monitor your heart rate while you exercise and make sure it is not exceeding the recommended maximum for your age. If you are over excercising or you... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the US and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Neuropathy: Sounds like a peripheral neuropathy perhaps due to compression of a local nerve or other causes. See a neurologist for evaluation , diagnosis, and t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Protect your health: The website of the us food and drug administration has a headline that states their purpose is to "protect and promote your health". They do this b... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Possible UTI: Burning with urination is a symptom of urethritis. The principal cause of which is an infection. You should see your primary care doctor and have a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Gut=stomach: Middle of your abdomen and below your chest.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Having Trust: You should be able to trust your physician. However if you need to trust and verify, as reagan would say, then genetic tests would be possible throu... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
No drug-drug issues: There are no adverse drug-drug interaction issues reported for these two medications. However, you should only take medications that are prescribed ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Biology of the brain: There are areas of the brain that become more active due to addictions. Neurophysiology can study the activity of these areas via eeg, mmg, fmri or o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes: The incubation period before symptoms develop can vary for different types of bacterial, viral, and protozoal infections. Some oral cases of gonorr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 35 years experience
Maybe -Temporarily: Sperm production is decreased in the testes by long periods of increased testicular temperatures. However there can be some fall in the sperm coun... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Dave Burns
Mar 18, 2014
Dr. Carr enjoys helping his clients and is very insightful with his answers- Dave
Mar 17, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
My incontinent diarrhea is caused by neuro-immune disease. So many do not know that this can be a cause of chronic diarrhea. Nothing worked on me till I was put on lomotil.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! My 89 year old mother has a cold with dry cough. Always worried! Thank
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's not an SD because I am not sexray active, and I'm 15. Thank you though

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Cybervision award at the 1999 Technology Games : http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr99/sprng99awards.htm Paradigm Leap award 1998 Showcase and Games http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr98/Showcase/CyberSpace.htm
Top General Practitioner, First Place, San Diego Region - Summer
2014
Top General Practitioner, Second Place, California - Spring
2014

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